Richard Vale has been an active leader within Southend Scouting for over 50 years. He is still running a successful scout troop with weekly meetings and camps. He volunteered his time and effort to the movement. He has been an inspiration to 100’s of young people. He has enabled young people to broaden their experiences and to grow into responsible adults by providing opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t have existed.
He has been responsible for encouraging young people to step up and become adult leaders to allow the movement to continue to flourish
He has held numerous roles from Assistant Cub Scout Leader to District Commissioner. He has repeatedly done more than one role at the same time. He has never lost his enthusiasm and inspirational to many. He is still running a successful scout troop with weekly meetings and camps when many would have put up their feet and retired.
To be the best, the Best that I can be – Ralph Reader CBE